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Mets less likely to trade Zack Wheeler given offers received thus far

Wheeler has been at his best recently, and the Mets reportedly haven’t received offers commensurate with that level of performance.

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Zack Wheeler has been at his very best over the past several weeks, and given the way they value him, per Jon Heyman, the Mets haven’t received any trade offer than “even comes close” to what they’d want to give him up in a deal.

Wheeler threw six scoreless innings against the Pirates on Sunday afternoon, and he doubled in the only run of the game as an added bonus as the Mets won. On the season, he has a 4.11 ERA and 3.57 FIP in 120.1 innings over the span of 20 starts, but he’s been at his best in his recent starts. He finished July with a 3.13 ERA, 30 strikeouts, and 10 walks in 31.2 innings.

The Mets have control over Wheeler through the end of the 2019 season, and he’s earning just $1.9 million this year, which means even his final year of arbitration eligibility would make him affordable for any team’s budget.